Henkel has been named to the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list. John Knudson, president of Henkel of America, and Brad Casper, president and CEO of The Dial Corporation, accepted the honor at an awards dinner in New York.
Henkel’s business practices have been rated among the most ethical worldwide in the categories of corporate citizenship, corporate governance, innovation, industry leadership, executive leadership style, internal management systems, and reputation. Based on its score, Henkel has been included in the second edition of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” ranking list.The Ethisphere Institute selected the most ethical companies in a multi-step evaluation process conducted by a team of experts composed of professors from respected institutes, leading attorneys and government officials. Companies could apply for evaluation by submitting a completed questionnaire or were invited to do so by Ethisphere. The Ethisphere Institute is supported internationally by leading institutions and corporations.
Wolfgang Gawrisch, chief technology officer-Research/Technology and chairman of the Henkel Sustainability Council, was delighted with this honor.
“In its more than 130-year corporate history, Henkel has always been aware of the importance of social responsibility and has acted accordingly," he said. "We are therefore especially pleased that our continued efforts are recognized by external analysts. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility strengthen economic performance and thus help to maintain long-term competitiveness on a global scale.”
Our congratulations to Henkel on this worthwhile award!